ViaMichelin X-930 Reviews Roundup

Viamichelin X-930 GPS

Since the ViaMichelin X930 started shipping to the USA at an extremely affordable price of just $199 I thought it would be useful to gather all the reviews that I could find in one place for easy reference. We have previously posted about the ViaMichelin X930 Review by pocket-lint, but since then more reviews have been posted and to be honest they leave me a bit confused overall.

Let’s start (please note the ratings within the brackets are added by me in order to calculate the average rating).

Pocket Lint awards the X930 with an embarassing 2/10 rating (20/100)

French Tom’s Hardware rates it with four stars out of 5 (80/100)

Italian Tecnozoom rates it 7/10 (70/100)

ComputerActive gives it an overall rating of 3 out of 5 (60/100)

French site Les Numeriques rates it with 4 stars out of 5 (80/100) rates it 7.5/10 (75/100)

PC Magazine Gives it a rather low 2.5 out of five (50/100)

Average rating is 62/100
Please keep in mind that here are just the editorial reviews that I was able to find, at the URLs you will also come across consumer reviews.

3 Responses to ViaMichelin X-930 Reviews Roundup

  1. Eon Zeal January 22, 2007 at 7:44 am #

    You can notice that the negative ratings come from uk websites and were posted early 2006, whereas the good reviews were posted on US web site late 2006. This is because there were bugs on the UK version of the X-930, whereas the US version is bug free. It comes with a brand new ViaMichelin Navigation software using Navteq maps of the US.

  2. Kune-Zang Yang February 12, 2007 at 5:36 pm #

    I have an US version, version 5.0.0 Amn, and it still contains lots of bugs, inaccurate maps, giving faulty guidance, and can’t save an address as it is supoosed to be (i.e., saving 46560, but becoming 46723 during navigation). I agree with Pocket Lint that this kit should be avioded by all cost. It might get you into troubles if you trust it.


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